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Were there any 1983 pennies minted in copper?


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The transition year was 1982, when cents were struck in both bronze and copper-plated zinc composition. There have been unconfirmed reports that a few leftover bronze blanks were accidentally struck in 1983, similar to the way some 1943 cents were struck on leftover bronze blanks, but none have ever been found.